Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Priestman]

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/45/31
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4658
  • Dates of Creation
      2 Nov [1901]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester.

Said she had left St. Andrews the end of Sep and had been paying visits to relations on the Butler side. She does not wish to cross the Channel again while George or his motherless children might need her.

Administrative / Biographical History

2 Nov [1901].

'while my dear George might need me for his motherless children' George's wife died 26 Apr 1901.

'niece who died in my house' JB's brother Charles's daughter, Constance (Contie), who came to JB with her sister to be nursed and died 18 Feb 1884.

'Dilston, my dear old home' This was the home of the Grey family, who moved here in 1835 from Milfield where all* the children were born. Josephine was seven when they moved here. * Except Emily, born 1836.

Biog: Maurice Gregory, Mrs Backhouse of Hexham, Mrs Hornsey of Darlington